On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 the Wallkill East Rotary Club held their Annual Installation Dinner where they installed their new President and Board of Directors for the 2013-14 Rotary year.  Held at...


John's Harvest Inn in Middletown, the evening included fellowship, a photo booth (photos were put into an album where you could write your well wishes to our new President), and a wonderful meal and excellent service provided by the restaurant.  The installation of officers was done by District Governor Bill Bassett.  Our new club officers are:  Kim Imholz, President;  Ellen Quimby, President-Elect;  Scott Hamel, Secretary; Amy Minutolo, Treasurer; and Jim Lawler, Sergeant at Arms.

Our outgoing President, Harold Ciappa, acknowledged many who had contributed to the club, including those members with perfect attendance, Fred for his always-moving prayers each Tuesday morning, and Carl Bonitz and Lauren Rowley-Bonitz for their nine years of service on the Wiffle for Kids fundraiser.

Harold also announced that we would be making end-of-year donations to The Rotary Foundation, Shelter Box, and Safe Homes.

A special award was presented to the outgoing Interact President, Dylan, and the Interact advisor, Christina Tudisco.  As a special thank you for everything they have done for the Interact club, both were made honorary members of Wallkill East.  Dylan is graduating this year and will definitely be missed.  "I know we will be hearing lots of great things about you in the future," Kim told him as Dylan accepted his plaque.

President Kim has many goals for this upcoming year, including increasing our club's membership by 4, increasing the public's awareness of our club and Rotary in general, and partnering with the HONOR Flight in some capacity.

"Start your engines!" everybody (a direct quote from Kim!), we are in for another incredible year in the Wallkill East Club!

A big thank you to Patti Sanders, Laurette DiMontova, and Jean Warren for planning a wonderful evening!  And thank you also to our excellent Emcee for the evening, John Fellenzer!  (He was on time AND in a tux!)